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and for trucks, it's much higher. it was easy for us to find motorists in montgomery county who occasionally used the ecc. >> when we need it, it saves under the circumstance time. >> whoever uses it? >> and i used a couple. that is about it. >> and most days, the traffic is light to moderate. phil andrews, never a fan of the icc, believes the tolls on the highway are way too high and they should be cut drastically in order to draw more traffic on to the six-lane roadway. >> and that is too much. cut them in half, double the traffic and you raise the same amount of revenue and make it a use willful road for the people -- useful road for the people on it and the roads that the car comes off of. >> reporter: the maryland transportation authority said the traffic is growing at the rate of three percent -- 3% per month and first-year revenues higher. they said the toll roadways purpose is to provide relatively congestion tree travel with reliable travel times. and it will respond directly, presumably priestly to cut the tolls in half. reading between the lines and the statements, it sounds like the
. >>> thats for joining us at 6. he's off tonight and minutes ago, president obama addressed the nation regarding the status of the fiscal cliff talks. now, this comes after a late afternoon meeting with the top four congressional leaders. fox 5s audrey barnes has been monitoring this in our newsroom. what did the president have to say? >> reporter: we're going get to the president's remarks in just a moment. first, we want to backtrack and tell but that last-hour summit with four senior lawmakers. they were called to the white house for discussions today at 3:00 p.m. and guy 4:15, it was all -- by 4:15, it was all over. nancy pelosi left the meeting without making a comment but harry reid headed to the senate floor to address members of congress&so did mitch mcconnell. both men described the negotiations as positive and constructive and say the next 24 hours are critical. >> we are engaged in discussions. the majority leader and myself and the white house in the hopes that we can come forward as early as sunday and have a recommendation that i can make to my conference and t
>>> hi, thanks for joining us. i'm maureen ume. >>> the top story tonight, the wind. the wind advisory expired about an hour ago. still, it is still pretty windy. how strong were the winds? let's go to fox 5's gwen tolbart. how strong were they out there, gwen? >> reporter: we had record at reagan national airport, dulles as well as baltimore were in excess of 40 to 45 miles per hour, reaching up to 51, actually, at dulles. there are some areas that maybe we didn't get reporting stations from yet. we'll have some update on that, but those winds are definitely strong. these are official numbers that came in just prior to the 5:00 hour. here is a look at current wind gusts now, still vety strong, from 17 to 32 miles per hour. they're going to start to diminish and that's good news. we'll have light wind as we move into the overnight hours. temperatures, 40 degrees at reagan. 37 at dulles. i want to say that those winds today gave a significant wind chill and only felt like it was in the low 20s in many of our neighborhoods. skies not too bad. we had a few clouds. we are looking
on the door. >> reporter: he overheard a man telling sherry his car broke down and could he use the phone to call for help. it was the last time they would talk and sherry was found dead an hour and a half later. she was bound, shot, and left hanging in a burning basement. >> and show would help anyone and that that could have been her downfall. she opened the door to help someone in need and. >> reporter: a man was indicted for the murder but charges were dropped when evidence appeared to clear him. the sheriff's office thinks newly tested forensic evidence may hold the key to the case. >> and we assigned new detectives to the case january of this year. they specialized in working on just this cold case. after a lot of times dedicated to the investigation, we're fortunate at this point that we have come to a new key piece of evident and, based on this evidence, it will allow us to identify a person or person or persons that were at the scene. >> reporter: a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation said that the evidence is dna. >> sherry was not only missed but very much lo
in the wall street journal n when he said there's something terribly wrong when the problem with the u.s. economy is the u.s. congress. and i think that's it. people are pretty fed up, and all they're trying to do really is sort of damage control, andct not make themselves look worst than they look. >> lot of, just observers hereob in all of this, is this going to be the new normal, unproductive do nothing congress?co >> i think because of the political complexion of things, and extremism is sort of appreciated, and that congress people view just staying in office rather than doingdo something for the betterment of their country, coupled with just the institution that there's ath republican house, democratic president, a democratic senate, you are always going to have problems, but you have moremo problems than 10 or 20 years ago because of the political psyche of the elected officials. >> so many people thought, nowth that president obama was reelected, that we still wouldn't receive the same sort of gridlock in congress. >> it won't happen, it won't be different until incumbents are be
and to tell us why business owners are happy. >> reporter: it's about the mean. you know there is a lot of businesses and restaurants, bars around the verizon center and when the caps don't play, they take a beating. when they can't take in the revenue, they have to cut back on the hours employees are hire saided and -- hired and those employees take a beating. the verizon center transformed downtown, bringing many businesses and jobs to the area and they rely on the customers. >> they get hurt the most and -- they normally would be -- and on to christmas eve right now. >> reporter: preparations are underway for a big night. the staff is added, the kitchen is stocked and standard procedure for caps games except this season, there hasn't been any and tone's minor league hockey comes at the right time. >> absorter: a similar story outside of the verizon center. >> and that is about 60%. >> reporter: when the caps play some managers double their staffs. recently, able to do that. tonight, it's all hands-on deck. >> and they love the atmosphere and we t
>>> good evening, thanks for joining us tonight. i'm maureen umeh. one of the top stories tonight, the winter weather we saw earlier today. this is what it looked like earlier. big, wet flakes falling and some rain. the winter weather advisory for us, our area, that ended and that doesn't mean all is clear just yet. the roads, they could get slick with temperatures dropping. we're going talk more about that in a few minutes. but first, with less than two days to go until we hit the so- called fiscal cliff, president obama's sum -- president obama summoned the house and summit leaders from both parties for a meeting on friday. if they can't reach a deal, taxes go up on all of us. plus, don't forget the impact on your 401k. audrey barns joins us with the latest. >> reporter: everyone involved in a meeting between republican and democratic leaders described it as productive, yet it didn't produce an agreement and there are two days left to get it done to avoid automatic tax hikes and across-the-board spending cuts. lawmakers involved in the white house summit vowed to keep chipping
the u.s. has to be firmer with the gun laws. >> and if the massacre in tucson was not enough to make them act and the blood shed in colorado and oak croak, wisconsin; portland, oregon, and other teams and towns, perhaps the slaughter of innocence at sandy hook elementary school will at long last be enough. >> mr. president, this afternoon the families of the newton -- . >> today, harry reid told senators congress has to do more to help protect americans from mass shootings. the school shooting is renewed talk of stricter gun control laws and how likely lyare we to see change? are members of congress ready for compromise? the staff writer at the hill joins us tonight and thank you very much for being here. >> thank you for having me. >> can we expect congressional republicans to jump on board? >> reporter: think congressional republicans will be the last to jump on board. the senate democrats who have supported gone owners' rights in the past are willing to have a change of heart. senator reid in nevada, the nra contributed to his 2010 election campaign and called him a champion of th
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